Arequipa

Arequipa Attractions

Canon del Colca (Colca Canyon)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Located about 100 miles northwest of Arequipa, Colca Canyon is a canyon of the Colca River. Its main claim to fame is being touted as the “world’s deepest canyon,” with a depth of 13,650 feet. Colca ...  Read more

Monasterio de Santa Catalina (Monastery of Saint Catherine)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Inaugurated on October 2, 1580, 40 years after the city was founded, the Monastery of Saint Catherine has grown to become a city in itself. In fact, its over 215,285-foot-square design resembles the ...  Read more

Plaza de Armas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Plaza de Armas is the main square in Arequipa, featuring vibrant gardens, lush palm trees, bird fountains and colonial architecture. The first thing you will notice is how immaculately clean and ...  Read more

Casa de Moral (Moral House)

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Built around 1730, this large ancestral house is an excellent well-preserved example of baroque-mestizo architecture. The name of the house has nothing to do with ethics, but instead derives from the ...  Read more

El Misti

Also known as Guagua-Putina, this stratovolcano is located in southern Peru, 11 miles from Arequipa, and stands at 19,101 feet above sea level. The volcano features a symmetric conical shape, ...  Read more

El Molino de Sabandia (Sabandia Mill)

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Located four miles southeast of Arequipa is Sabandia Mill, the area’s first stone mill. Built in 1785, the structure fell into a dilapidated state until it was restored in 1973 by architect Luis ...  Read more

La Mansion del Fundador (Founder's Mansion)

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The history of Founder’s Mansion dates back to the early days when the Spanish first occupied Peru. Originally owned by Arequipa’s founder, Garcí Manuel de Carbajal, it was purchased by Spaniard ...  Read more

Monasterio de la Recoleta (Recoleta Convent)

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Founded in 1648, this Franciscan Convent features four cloisters and 11 rooms. The structure represents a range of architectural styles, from Romanesque to Neo-Gothic. Moreover, a visit to Recoleta ...  Read more

Museo Santury (Museo Santuarios Andinos)

While there are many notable museums in Arequipa, Museo Santury is known as being one of the best. Its focus is on Andes Mountain archeology and history. Visitors can see exhibits like the famous ...  Read more

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